Senior Architect, London

David Chipperfield Architects’ London office is looking for exceptional architects to work as part of our design teams on a variety of projects both within the UK and internationally. This role requires ARB certification (UK Part 3 or equivalent) and at least eight years of experience on multidisciplinary design-led architectural project teams, with experience as a Project Architect or as a Package Lead for a large project team.

The practice’s design work is largely focussed on early-stage concept, SD and DD. The role is therefore best suited to individuals with a strong design strategy focus who enjoy the collaborative processes of design in a studio environment.

Key responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing a complex area for a medium or large sized project as a Senior Architect or will lead a project as a Project Architect. They will be responsible for developing complex design strategies and managing planning processes. They will manage a team producing drawing packages and co-ordinate and lead the wider consultant and external teams, as well as leading on client relationships. The successful applicant will have an understanding of, and commitment to, sustainable design and be able to create an inclusive team environment where all can develop and thrive.

Skills, knowledge and expertise

Applicants should have a demonstrable interest in design excellence, critical thinking, and the societal and environmental impact of architecture, alongside strong people management skills. Candidates should be confident to add their vision and voice to various strategic initiatives across the practice. They should be confident in presenting and explaining their ideas both internally and to clients and external partners. Fluency in English is essential.

Applicants should be skilled in the use of 2D and 3D modelling software, Photoshop, InDesign, modelmaking and sketching.

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